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St Swithuns CE Primary School

Christian Distinctiveness

What You Will Notice

As a parent, pupil, visitor or member of staff you will find that at St Swithun’s we aim to offer the best education to all our children, as other schools would, but the way in which the school works is different and distinctive. This distinctive difference is rooted in our Christian vision and values that affect the way in which everyone behaves and the way in which everyone is treated with kindness and respect.  In order to nurture children’s spirituality, our Governing Board ensures that St Swithun’s CE Primary School:

  • is led by a Headteacher who is committed, with the help of staff, to maintain the distinctive Church of England character of the school; 
  • provides children with the opportunity to engage meaningfully in a daily act of prayer and worship; 
  • offers school life that incorporates the values of the Christian faith; 
  • allocates 5% of curriculum time to Religious Education; 
  • observes the major Christian festivals; 
  • encourages and enables those children of other faiths to mark their major festivals with integrity; 
  • maintains and develops an active and affirming relationship with St Swithun’s Church; 
  • affirms that our school is a Church of England school and makes appropriate use of Christian symbols around the school.

St Swithun's Church